STEM Fair FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What does STEM stand for?

Q:  Why did Fayette County change the Technology Fair to the STEM Fair?

Q:  We've created a video but it doesn't fit in one categories offered for the STEM Fair. What should we do?

Q:  Do our students have to enter something for judging or could their work be strictly for viewing (non-competitive)?

Q:  When did Fayette County have its first STEM Fair?

Q:  What does STEM stand for?
A:  STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering Math.
 
Q:  Why did Fayette County change the Technology Fair to the STEM Fair?
A: It's all about connections.  The purpose of the Technology Fair was always to showcase and celebrate the accomplishments of our students and their use of technology.  The STEM Fair will take that a step higher and allow our students to show how technology is inextricably connected to science, engineering, and mathematics.  Those disciplines are essential to the current and emerging economy of our state and nation.  Through those connections, our students are learning that all facets of their education must complement each other.  Our students are becoming the kind of well-rounded individuals who will move us forward in the global economy.

Q:  We've created a video but it doesn't fit in one categories offered for the STEM Fair. What should we do?
A:  There is a new video category for all videos (2013). Also, check out the video products that can be submitted to State through the Winter Virtual Judging. 

Q.  Do our students have to enter something for judging or could their work be strictly for viewing (non-competitive)?
A:  When you register for showcase, you will be asked to choose which type of booth visit you prefer:

  • Competitive - with scored rubric
  • Noncompetitive - without scored rubric

All products are competitive.

Q:  When did Fayette County have its first STEM Fair?
A:  The first STEM Fair was March 15, 2008 but Fayette County had it's first Tech Fair the spring of 2002.
 

 

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